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“Food not too bad, TERRIBLE service”

Restaurante Cantinho da Madalena
Ranked #9 of 25 Restaurants in Ponta Do Sol
Cuisines: Portuguese
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: O Restaurante Cantinho da Madalena conta com varios anos de experiencia na arte de bem servir. Esforcamo-nos por proporcionar momentos agradaveis aos nossos clientes, quer seja numa refeicao simples, quer seja em momentos especiais como casamentos, baptizados e aniversarios. Nas especialidades da casa temos mariscos, peixes, carnes, massas. Venha conhecer-nos!
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The young waiters were not up to their tasks. Very slow service. I had to ask several times for check and then finally had to go inside to ask someone to come collect our money as the young waiter were more interested in talking to each others and some locals. They didn't even bring us the bread as appetizer (as they did for most other tables) but tried to charge us for it. The scabbard fish was quite tasteless and watery, but edible.

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Thank Niko H
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

The place looked so good - in a glass cage protected from the cold winds, table-clothed tables nicely set for the hungry customers. A sprinkle of local diners. The garlic bread was among the best we tasted that week. The white wine was fine. One of us asked for mussels and french fries. The latter were hand-cut and fresh, but unfortunately the huge orange chewy mussels came open faced with a cheese bake. My shrimp risotto looked good but had to be sent back as inedibly over-salted. The replacement Ceasar salad was made of limp lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, greasy strips of chicken, and packaged dried bread. Not a hard-boiled egg, leaf of iceberg or flake of parmesan in sight.
Obviously, we chose wrong. People eating the paella looked happy and the monster slices of cheesecake were wolfed down all around us.
So, be warned. Choose right!

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Thank Peter K
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

I attended a party at the restaurant. The food was good and the staff coped very well with the large group of guests.

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Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Good location overlooking the sea with easy parking. Excellent scabbard fish madeiran style. Friendly staff, good prices. Well worth a visit.

Thank mike r
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

This restaurant is in a good position with sea views. Our meal was reasonable. The fish soup was good, the steak with mushrooms was pleasant but the tuna salad was very boring. The staff were OK and the price was reasonable.

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Thank Margaret1917
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